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by Mikem59
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FS18 Chine Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: FS18 Chine Repair

OrangeQuest and Capt. UB, thanks for the kudos and hopefully you won’t ever need to have to make a similar repair. Luckily this is a minor repair. And, the repairs are in line with how I fabricated the chine and hullbottom, so feel good that it will be a durable repair under normal circumstances. I ...
by Mikem59
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FS18 Chine Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: FS18 Chine Repair

Don't overthink this. I would simply mix up some Epoxy with some silica and milled fiber and fill in the damaged area. Sand that smooth and then coat with another mix of Epoxy and graphite powder to match. Should be good as new! Reid, thanks again, pretty much did exactly what you said. Pics and ex...
by Mikem59
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FS18 Chine Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: FS18 Chine Repair

Found the post by StickyStuff, dang what a story.

My wife decided to give me her repair advice, just use some duct tape and flex seal :lol:
by Mikem59
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FS18 Chine Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: FS18 Chine Repair

I would simply mix up some Epoxy with some silica and milled fiber and fill in the damaged area. Sand that smooth and then coat with another mix of Epoxy and graphite powder to match. Should be good as new! Thanks Reid! Thanks for helping me refresh my memory. Looked back at how I did the chine and...
by Mikem59
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: FS18 Chine Repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

FS18 Chine Repair

Been out doing some exploring with my FS18. Unfortunately exploring new water I’ve managed to find a couple of thing a I’d rather not have found, a couple of submerged hazards :cry: . The good news the hull is pretty dang durable but I did ding a small section of the chine, about 3”. Just knocked of...
by Mikem59
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 27
Views: 1381

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Just checking in gang. Survived Harvey but not without consequences. I consider myself lucky in that I ended up with nearly 6" of water in my home. I'm lucky in that it's much worse for many. The little town I live in, Nederland, TX, saw over 26" of rain on Tuesday alone and nearly 45" over a 4 day ...
by Mikem59
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45053

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

TomW1, The SRT3 performed quite well. The hole shot is not as pronounced, but this FS18 hull gets on plane so quick I'm not worried at all. Already had to make a couple shallow water starts. I'm definitely not hitting the rev limiter with the SRT3, but it seems to be in the proper operating range, I...
by Mikem59
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mikem59 FS18 Build
Replies: 418
Views: 45053

Re: Mikem59 FS18 Build

Wow, don't post any updates in awhile and my build thread was already back to page 3. I have been back to check in on some of the other builds and there sure has been a lot of activity by some builders. Seeing some really nice looking builds. I'm already envious of Aripeka Angler's FS18 Build. Some ...
by Mikem59
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4707
Views: 359561

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Awesome photos. Makes me want to reconsider my next fishing adventure, Islamorada or your neck of the woods Fuzz. But, never been to Islamorada, so I'll keep it at the fore of my bucket list for now.
by Mikem59
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jason fs 18 cnc build rounded chine
Replies: 95
Views: 7077

Re: Jason fs 18 cnc build rounded chine

Some great advice already posted. I'll just add that I used a 3 oz. of graphite to 9 oz. epoxy on mine and wet sanded between coats. Applied with a Lowe's tight nap roller. Based on the advice and pics from the others, skipping the sanding and using a different roller sure looks like the way to go. ...